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The GEF solar PV portfolio : emerging experience and lessons (English)

Since 1991, the Global Environmental Facility has provided grant financing for 23 off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in 20 countries. The review highlighted some important issues associated with solar home systems projects that future projects should explicitly address to varying degrees, depending on the delivery model employed: technological credibility; the role of solar PV within rural electrification programs; government policies vis-�vis electricity as a basic need; household affordability and willingness to pay; marketing strategies, cost, and purveyors; concession selection and regulation; commercial creditworthiness and access to business finance; and sustainability of development finance. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 21749 AUG 31, 2000

Martinot, Eric; Ramankutty, Ramesh; Rittner, Frank

Interim assessment of biodiversity enabling activities : national biodiversity strategies and action plans : Evaluacion provisional de las actividades de apoyo a la conservacion de la diversidad biologica - estrategias y planes de accion nacionales en la espera de la diversidad biologica (Spanish)

This report describes the findings of an assessment of GEF-financed enabling activity projects for biodiversity conservation. These projects are mainly assisting recipient countries (1) to develop national biodiversity strategies and action plans as required by Article 6 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (the Convention) and (2) to complete their first national reports to the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention. ... See More +

Environment Working Paper 33241 JAN 01, 1999

Wells, Michael; Ganapin, Delfin; Harstad, Jarle; Ramankutty, Ramesh; Ramos, Mario; Vaish, Avani; Castro, Gonzalo; Suter, Jamison; Hough, John; Gupta, Ajay; Tavera, Carmen French, English Disclosed

Interim assessment of biodiversity enabling activities : national biodiversity strategies and action plans (English)

This report describes the findings of an assessment of GEF-financed enabling activity projects for biodiversity conservation. These projects are mainly assisting recipient countries (1) to develop national biodiversity strategies and action plans as required by Article 6 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (the Convention) and (2) to complete their first national reports to the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention. ... See More +

Environment Working Paper 33241 JAN 01, 1999

Wells, Michael; Ganapin, Delfin; Harstad, Jarle; Ramankutty, Ramesh; Ramos, Mario; Vaish, Avani; Castro, Gonzalo; Suter, Jamison; Hough, John; Gupta, Ajay; Tavera, Carmen Spanish, French Disclosed

Interim assessment of biodiversity enabling activities : national biodiversity strategies and action plans : Evaluation interimaire des activites habilitantes relatives a la biodiversite - strategie et plan d'action nationaux en matiere de biodiversite (French)

This report describes the findings of an assessment of GEF-financed enabling activity projects for biodiversity conservation. These projects are mainly assisting recipient countries (1) to develop national biodiversity strategies and action plans as required by Article 6 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (the Convention) and (2) to complete their first national reports to the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Convention. ... See More +

Environment Working Paper 33241 JAN 01, 1999

Wells, Michael; Ganapin, Delfin; Harstad, Jarle; Ramankutty, Ramesh; Ramos, Mario; Vaish, Avani; Castro, Gonzalo; Suter, Jamison; Hough, John; Gupta, Ajay; Tavera, Carmen Spanish, English Disclosed

RAINS-ASIA : an assessment model for acid deposition in Asia (English)

Increased energy consumption, generally linked to an improved standard of living in many Asian countries, also presages serious environmental consequences at the local, regional, and global levels. ... See More +

Publication 17108 AUG 31, 1997

Downing, Robert J.; Ramankutty, Ramesh; Shah, Jitendra J.

Environment matters at the World Bank : annual review - fall 1996 (English)

The fall issue of the annual review on the environment, highlights the World Bank's work during FY96, through an overview of the loans contribution in strengthening environmental management, and in identifying the guiding principles for "mainstreaming" environmental concerns into the Bank's regular investment work. ... See More +

Publication 21283 JUL 31, 1996

Fleming, Clare [editor]; Strong, Maurice; Steer, Andrew; Partridge, William; Georgieva, Kristalina; Ramankutty, Ramesh; Mercier, Jean-Roger; Larsen, Bjorn; Hanson, Todd; Oliveira, Letitia; Cassells, David; Watson, Robert; Dixon, John; Freestone, David; Aycrigg, Maria; Walters, Brad; Ackerman, Richard; Rubino, Michael; Younger, Dana; Riddle, Martyn; Newcombe, Ken; McPhail, Kathryn; Jacobs, Susan; Lintner, Stephen

Toward an environmental strategy for Asia (English)

This paper proposes a framework for accomplishing improved environmental management. The first of its five components is the need to set priorities - an obvious but difficult step imposed by shortages of financial and administrative resources. ... See More +

Publication WDP224 DEC 31, 1993

Brandon, Carter; Ramankutty, Ramesh

Toward an environmental strategy for Asia : a summary of a World Bank discussion paper (English)

This booklet summarizes the findings and recommendations of a more detailed study that is being published by the World Bank as a separate Discussion Paper. ... See More +

Publication 12723 NOV 30, 1993

Brandon, Carter; Ramankutty, Ramesh

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The GEF solar PV portfolio : emerging experience and lessons (English)
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AUG 31, 2000 21749 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Interim assessment of biodiversity enabling activities : national biodiversity strategies and action plans : Evaluacion provisional de las actividades de apoyo a la conservacion de la diversidad biologica - estrategias y planes de accion nacionales en la espera de la diversidad biologica (Spanish)
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JAN 01, 1999 33241 Environment Working Paper French, English
Interim assessment of biodiversity enabling activities : national biodiversity strategies and action plans (English)
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JAN 01, 1999 33241 Environment Working Paper Spanish, French
Interim assessment of biodiversity enabling activities : national biodiversity strategies and action plans : Evaluation interimaire des activites habilitantes relatives a la biodiversite - strategie et plan d'action nationaux en matiere de biodiversite (French)
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JAN 01, 1999 33241 Environment Working Paper Spanish, English
RAINS-ASIA : an assessment model for acid deposition in Asia (English)
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AUG 31, 1997 17108 Publication
Environment matters at the World Bank : annual review - fall 1996 (English)
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JUL 31, 1996 21283 Publication
Toward an environmental strategy for Asia (English)
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DEC 31, 1993 WDP224 Publication
Toward an environmental strategy for Asia : a summary of a World Bank discussion paper (English)
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NOV 30, 1993 12723 Publication